Update: We regret to inform all our supporters that we have been left with no choice but to postpone the 9th annual Dublin City Soul Festival due to a lack of funding. As a result we will not be able to collect vital donations for our children’s charity the Musical Youth Foundation which is providing vulnerable young people with opportunities to succeed and excel through the proven power of music education. Please make a donation to the Musical Youth Foundation today so that they may continue their amazing work helping Ireland’s children. Click the donate button below…!

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*Subject to funding: The 9th annual Dublin City Soul Festival will take place from 23rd to the 24th of May 2015 live from the beautiful surroundings of Merrion Square Park between 12pm and 6pm.

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Launched in May 2007 Ireland’s feel-good festival has endured funding cuts as high as 70% and 78% making it almost impossible to survive. Despite this and with thanks to our strong volunteer team we have managed to keep the festival alive for the benefit of you our fans and supporters.

In 2013 over 30,000 people visited Merrion Square Park for our unique Soul Picnic event, generating an estimated €1 million in economic activity based on Failte Ireland Per Diem Spend figures.

The Dublin City Soul Festival is a vital fundraising event for children’s charity the Musical Youth Foundation which is working to help at-risk young people access life-changing music education programmes. To support the Musical Youth Foundation please consider making a donation!


Founded in 2007, ‘Dublin City Soul Festival ~ a celebration of peace, unity & love‘ is Ireland’s feel-good festival, raising funds for the Musical Youth Foundation children’s charity.

Now in its 8th year, the Soul Festival is a shining example of what can be achieved when passionate individuals come together united under a common bond to create a vibrant, multi-cultural and positive festival celebrating what’s best about Ireland and the Irish People – our world renowned Céad míle fáilte’  (a hundred thousand welcomes)!

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How you can help…

Our children’s charity the Musical Youth Foundation is providing at-risk children in Ireland with free instruments, professional weekly music lessons and a variety of singing, song-writing and live performance workshops. The impact our work is having on young people is changing lives. Find out more by visiting our official charity website at www.musicalyouthfoundation.org.

To Donate to the Musical Youth Foundation click here!

By attending our events or purchasing items in our online store you are helping us to provide more children in Ireland with the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and its many associated life-changing benefits. Music Changes Lives!

Check out our latest video diary featuring one of our many success stories…